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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is the lead agency in providing assistance in developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world – the first of the These Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church.These Four Focus Areas are meant to sharpen the mission of the church and direct critical aspects of our ministry in collaboration:

  • Developing Principled Christian Leaders
  • Congregational Development
  • Ministry with the Poor
  • Improving Health Globally

“We live in a world that once had courageous Christian leaders, but now cries out for them – the kind of women and men who are set apart to show by example how to live faithfully in bold discipleship and to engage a world starving for the Gospel,” the Rev. Jerome King Del Pino, GBHEM’s general secretary, said during General Conference 2008.